Innovation Management Training for Leaders | Leadership Masterclass Series

Challenge the status quo with this masterclass module. Designed for leaders in manufacturing, you will learn new skills to develop strategic solutions to complex business challenges in today’s changing world.

Innovation and new ideas play a crucial role in helping a business build a competitive advantage in today’s dynamic and ever-changing market. By constantly seeking out innovative solutions and thinking outside the box, a business can differentiate itself from its competitors and stay ahead of the curve. While many businesses view innovation as a competitive necessity for future success, only a few have a focused and robust innovation strategy and implementation plan to guide their efforts.

This module is designed for leaders who believe there is always a better way, and are engaged in innovation, product/service improvement, engineering or Research and Development (R&D) activities. The module covers immediately actionable guidance on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your innovation and R&D activities, the management oversight of these activities to maximise value and Return on Innovation Investment (ROII), and creating a persistent innovation culture within your business.

Selected participants will have the opportunity to access a three-month, one-to-one coaching program. These coaching sessions will be tailored to support your business needs and will guide you  through the next phase of your leadership journey, support your specific innovation needs and will guide you in progressing your innovation roadmap.

Full Day Workshop – 8.30am Registration, 9.00am-4.30pm Session

Over the course of a day, the module will cover:

  • The three Horizons of Innovation and concept ideation
  • Establishing purpose and strategy driven innovation priorities
  • Allocating resources and monitoring progress
  • Establishing an Innovation Portfolio and a stage-gate process of managing it
  • Capturing voice of the customer and forming insights of latent needs for innovation opportunities
  • Consumer validating emerging concepts
  • Translating concepts into technical specifications and developing solutions and prototyping
  • Scaling-up to production
  • Creating a self-sustained innovation culture in your business

You will walk away with:

  • Practical know-how to start implementing persistent innovation capabilities and culture within your business
  • Knowledge of how to create an innovation strategy driven by your purpose
  • Techniques and processes for systematic multi-channel capture the voice of the customer
  • Tools and processes to ideate innovation concepts
  • Understanding of how to establish and manage your innovation portfolio balanced over the three Horizons of Innovation
  • Knowledge of stage-gate process for managing your innovation for value creation
  • Performance management for innovation and R&D activities in manufacturing businesses,
  • Tools and methods of prototyping and validating emerging solutions
  • Confidence to design seamless transition from R&D to production
  • People, environment, resources, communication, and collaboration methods for an empowered innovation culture

Participant profile

This face-to-face masterclass series module is designed for leaders, owners, and managers of manufacturing businesses. A limit of 2 people per organisation applies.


This masterclass series is presented in partnership with the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).

Gabor Hernadi

Gabor Hernadi MBA, GAIDC, CPM

Principal Consultant
Ai Group Strategic Business Consulting

Gabor leads Ai Group’s branding and innovation consulting services.
0417 985 0758

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